Project Leaders

Dr. Volker Gerdts, DVM, Ph.D.

VIDO-InterVac Website

Dr. Volker Gerdts received a DVM in 1994 from Hanover Veterinary School and a German PhD equivalent from the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Island of Riems and Hanover Veterinary School, Germany, in 1997. A postdoctoral fellowship, funded by the German Research Council, was spent from 1998-2000 at VIDO-InterVac in the area of vaccine discovery and mucosal immunology. In 2002 Dr. Gerdts joined VIDO-InterVac as a Research Scientist. He was appointed Associate Director of Research in 2007, and became the Director and CEO in 2019.

Dr. Bob Hancock

Dr. Robert E.W. Hancock, Ph.D.

University of British Columbia Website

Dr. Hancock is a leading microbiologist in Canada and has researched and taught at the University of British Columbia for nearly 40 years.

The fundamental interest of Hancock and his laboratory is in designing new therapeutic strategies to treat infections in the light of increasing antibiotic resistance coupled with a dearth of new antibiotic discovery.

Dr. Andrew Potter

Dr. Andrew A. Potter, Ph.D.

Former Co-Project Leader

VIDO-InterVac Website

Dr. Andrew Potter is internationally recognized for his work in the area of vaccine development. He is a graduate of Carleton University and the University of Otago in New Zealand. He has worked at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) for the past 22 years,  serving as a research scientist, Associate Director (Research) and Director. He currently holds an NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in the area of vaccine development.

Team

Dr. Herman Barkema

Dr. Herman Barkema, DVM, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

University of Calgary Website

Travis Blimkie

Bioinformatician

University of British Columbia
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Dr. Philip Griebel, DVM, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

VIDO-InterVac Website
David Hall Image

Dr. David Hall, DVM, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

University of Calgary Website
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Dr. Scott Napper, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

VIDO-InterVac Website
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Dr. Peter Phillips, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

University of Saskatchewan Website
Hugh Townsend Headshot

Dr. Hugh Townsend, DVM

Principal Investigator

University of Saskatchewan Website
Susan Farmer Headshot

Susan Farmer

Project Manager

University of British Columbia
Elodie Pastural Head Shot

Dr. Élodie Pastural, PhD

Project Manager

VIDO-InterVac

Noushin Akhoundsadegh

Technician

University of British Columbia
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Manjeet Bains

Technician

University of British Columbia

Dr. Paul Burden, DVM

Graduate Student

University of Calgary
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Dr. Jeffrey (Jeff) Chen, PhD

Research Scientist

VIDO-InterVac Website
Ci Ci Head Shot

Zhaoxue (CiCi) Ci

Graduate Student

University of Calgary
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Dr. Antonio Facciuolo, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

VIDO-InterVac
Reza Head Shot

Reza Falsafi

Technician

University of British Columbia
Jasroop Gosal Head Shot

Jasroop Gosal

Graduate Student

University of Saskatchewan
Olivia Ihedioha Headshot

Dr. Olivia Ihedioha, DVM

Graduate Student

VIDO-InterVac
Amy Lee Head Shot

Dr. Amy Lee, PhD

Research Associate

University of British Columbia

Philip Rasmussen

Graduate Student

University of Calgary
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Neil Rawlyk

Technician

VIDO-InterVac
Erin Scruten Head Shot

Erin Scruten

Technician

VIDO-InterVac
Mike Trimble Head Shot

Dr. Mike Trimble, PhD

Research Associate

University of British Columbia
Albert Ugochukwu Headshot

Albert I. Ugochukwu, Ph.D, P.Ag

Research Associate

University of Saskatchewan
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Dr. Stewart Walker, DVM

Clinical

VIDO-InterVac
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Dr. Colette Wheler, DVM

Clinical

VIDO-InterVac